Burma’s Than Shwe ’remains senior general’
Aug 31, 2010 8:00:00 PM - aussieindolanka.com
Burma’s top leader, Than Shwe, has made an announcement in state media that seems to dispel rumours he stepped down in a military reshuffle four days ago.
A message of congratulations from him to Malaysia’s king was carried by all three state-run newspapers.
The item called him "senior general" and named him as Chairman of the State Peace and Development Council.
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It appeared to quash suggestions he had stepped down to run as a civilian in the 7 November general election.